As a real estate agent focused on the sale and purchase of homes, I don’t work directly in the rental space. However, as I work with people on purchasing property that may want to rent it out after purchase, I do keep a pulse on the rental market and am happy to share that expertise with my clients. If you are purchasing a property and trying to assess the rental potential of it, there are some general things to look at.
Senate Bill 2D recently passed during a special legislative session in May convened specifically to address the state of Florida's insurance challenges. Here are highlights of the new laws.
Numerous websites such as Pettable, CertaPet and US Service Animals advertising how easy it is to qualify emotional support animals. This broad application and enticement into a "work around" has been a growing focus area causing businesses and housing bodies to focus in on the legitimacy of emotional support animals and how that applies to access. In 2020, the Florida Legislature passed a bill affecting emotional-support animal guidance in Florida. The law created new clarifications for emotional support animals. It’s important to understand exactly what the law does and does not do. A major point under the new law: Some sort of certificate or other online registration obtained via the internet, by itself, is insufficient to establish that the person has a) a disability or b) a disability-related need for an ESA.
Any natural disaster that hits and does damage can have lasting affects. We focus on preparing for a natural disaster like a hurricane, but what do you do after one strikes and you are left to deal with the impact? This article shares some resources to help you start the road to recovery.
Every area of the US has some kind of natural disaster risk. In Southwest Florida, we enjoy hurricanes. Now, at first blush that sounds terrifying. But, when you think about it, hurricane's provide the most advance notice for preparations... so if you have to pick your poison, I would take the hurricane over many other alternatives. The key to dealing with a hurricane is being prepared. This article provides some good resources to help you with that task.
Create your perfect home using lender money for renovations - Naples Real Estate
You set a budget and start shopping for your next dream home. After countless showings you just can't seem to find that special home that fits the bill. You start walking through trade-offs and which home can come closest to being a good fit... but the reality is you feel like the compromises are too great. If only that perfect home for you was on the market for you to snatch up. If you are coming up empty, perhaps you should think about one that has a majority of what you want but with some renovations it could be the one. Now you have to figure out how to fund those improvements if you don't have a bundle of money sitting in the corner waiting for you to spend it on home renovations.
Saving on Sales Tax in Florida
Who doesn't love saving money on your purchases and spending? Most people are aware that Florida doesn't have a state income tax, which attracts people from all over the US to make Florida home for at least 6 months and a day. What you may not know is that our state has a history of granting Tax Holidays each year.
As Collier County becomes more and more popular for families, having information on school performance is key for families considering the move to paradise. The Florida Department of Education just released the school district grades and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) received an ‘A’ for the 5th year in a row and was the only Southwest Florida school district to receive the high mark this year. Information was published and is available for individual schools within Collier County.
Be in the know on what is taking place locally in Naples, Florida during the month of July. Celebrations! Special Occasions! Entertainment!
In a competitive market where inventory is low and demand is high, every buyer is assessing how to make their offer the most attractive. It's no secret that sellers prefer offers that not only provide the best financial upside, but deals that are most likely to close without issue. As such, every contingency that is included in an offer is an additional risk to the seller which makes clean, simple offers with cash most attractive in many cases. So, what do you do to make your offer competitive when you need a mortgage to purchase a home?
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